John Adolph, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg

John Adolph of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg (German: Johann Adolf or Hans Adolf; 15 September 1576 – 21 February 1624), was a Duke of Norburg at Als. He was the son of John II of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg and his wife Elizabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. When his father died in 1622, he inherited the area around the Norburg on the island of Als and thus became the first Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Norburg. He went to Rome to study from 1596 to 1597, like his father had done.

John Adolph, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Norburg
Born(1576-09-15)15 September 1576
Died21 February 1624(1624-02-21) (aged 47)
Noble familyHouse of Oldenburg
FatherJohn II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
MotherElisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

He was engaged to Maria Hedwig, a daughter of Duke Ernest Louis of Pomerania-Wolgast. However, she died in 1606, before a marriage could take place. He remained unmarried.

John Adolph died in 1624. His brother Frederick inherited his title and his land.

External linksEdit

  • Marek, Miroslav. "Family tree". Genealogy.EU.